Overview of elements
The four elements identified in the pre-service technology education framework (PTTER) framework considered to be foundational to technology teacher education programmes follow.
Element 1: Philosophy of Technology
Establishes a philosophical foundation for technology as a field of human endeavour. This element enables student teachers to develop a robust personal construct of technology.
Element 2: Rationale for Technology Education
Provides the opportunity to critique and argue for the place of technology in education. This element allows student teachers to understand why technology education should be taught.
Element 3: Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum
Acknowledges the place of technology in The New Zealand Curriculum. This element enables student teachers to understand the aims and intention of technology in The New Zealand Curriculum.
Element 4: Teaching Technology
Provides an insight on how to implement technology education in New Zealand classrooms. This element prepares student teachers to teach technology.